Hi! My name’s Jocelyn. I’m new to St. Louis, and currently in my first year as a student at Washington University. I’m finding out all kinds of cool things about St. Louis, and when I find them I’ll post them on my blog. I’m hoping my fresh eyes can pick up on the neat things that we take for granted about the unique place where we live.
Every year, WashU puts on ThurtenE carnival. I told a taxi driver it was my first ThurtenE, and he got excited for me.
“It’s really fun,” he told me. He hasn’t been since he was a kid, but he used to go every year. Being from New Jersey, I was naturally skeptical. We know how to do carnivals. How could Saint Louis hope to impress me, when I was raised in the shadow of Coney Island and Seaside Heights? I didn’t know what a carnival could be without the scent of sea air and mob connections.
Atlantic City: Corruption, graft and fun for the whole family.